Quintyn Baeumler is a busy man. The 18-year-old who was born in Oakville, Ontario, and spent most of his life rising up in Campbellville, is now a part-time resident of Wellington, Florida. Between often travelling backwards and forwards to Canada, and balancing on-line faculty duties with coaching and competing at progressively larger ranges within the jumper ring, his days are full.
The teenager has accomplished two stints representing Canada within the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) in Traverse Metropolis, Michigan (in 2021 with Harissa Z and in 2022 with Haydn), gaining priceless crew expertise in a high-pressure ambiance. His most up-to-date success was a commendable sixth-place end within the $25,000 Palm Seashore Equine Clinic Grand Prix at Wellington Worldwide in early Could aboard Haydn, his 11-year-old chestnut KWPN gelding.
Oh, and because the son of HGTV stars Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, who’re liable for the hit actuality reno reveals together with Home of Bryan, Catastrophe DIY, and Island of Bryan, he and the household can usually be discovered absorbing the solar at their Caerula Mar Membership resort within the Bahamas.
Horse Sport caught up with Quintyn lately to ask about his previous experiences and future aspirations.
Who was your first horse/pony and the place did you first started driving?
My first pony was named Felix. He was a big chestnut pony that was stabled only some minutes from my home at a small native barn.
Who’s your coach now?
I at present practice with Ronan McGuigan at Hermitage Farm. My little sister Josephine had met Ronan’s daughter Zara they usually shortly turned finest buddies. Quickly after, I met Ronan and his educating fashion and persona actually drew me in. He gave me the chance to assist across the farm driving just a few horses, which later progressed into coaching with him full time. I’m very grateful for the chance Ronan and my mother and father have given me.
Haydn has fairly a powerful international resumé; how did you come to personal him?
We initially noticed Haydn on a video leaping a 1.40m class right here within the States. He instantly caught my eye and gave the impression to be my journey. We started by leasing him for a brief time frame as a trial. He was actually superb proper from the start. Quickly after leasing him we determined to buy him; Haydn is the primary horse I’ve ever owned and he couldn’t be extra good.
What’s his persona like?
Haydn is scared of feather dusters! He loves to stay his tongue out, which needs to be considered one of my favorite quirks of his.
Do you will have another horses?
As of now, I solely have Haydn. I’m hoping to discover a second horse quickly!
How do you handle faculty and your driving/competitors schedule?
Managing faculty and driving is unquestionably difficult at occasions. I at present do on-line faculty and am subsequently capable of journey within the mornings and do faculty within the afternoons. I do my finest to work further on my off days, permitting me to take breaks throughout busy present weeks.
Are you hoping to go to NAYC once more this yr?
Being on the crew at NAYC is unquestionably an vital aim of mine. Haydn and I are working exhausting to perform this aim for both this or subsequent yr. I’m nonetheless eligible for the junior crew once more this yr, so being a mentor and anchor rider for the opposite members of the crew can be a risk and vital to me.
The place do you see your self in ten years in regard to your life with horses?
In ten years’ time I might actually like to be travelling the world and competing. I might like to personal a farm and be taught the method of shopping for, coaching, and promoting younger horses as properly.
Do you will have any brothers and sisters, and do any of them journey?
I’ve three youthful siblings: Charlotte, Lincoln, and Josephine. Of all my siblings, Josephine has the most important ardour and love for horses and animals. She has ridden my horse just a few occasions and jumps on each alternative she has to journey!
So, what’s it actually like having TV stars as mother and father?
I’ve been in entrance of TV cameras my entire life. For me, it’s fairly regular. Our movie crew is like one massive household and I’ve loved lots of the reveals we’ve accomplished up to now, particularly Island of Bryan (Renovation Island) within the Bahamas. (Ed observe: take a look at the cool video “The Baeumler Youngsters Are Alright” right here.)
THE FUN STUFF:
In case you may journey any horse on this planet (previous or current), which would it not be?
I might love the chance to journey Henrik von Eckermann’s horse King Edward!
Do you will have any pre-class good luck charms or superstitions?
I’m not actually superstitious in any respect. Sometimes I’ll put on mismatched funky socks or my favorite shirt if I would like some further luck.
What’s your concept of a dream trip?
Anyplace heat by the ocean. A fishing and scuba diving journey within the Caribbean is all the time a best choice!
What present(s) you might be at present watching?
A few of my favourites are Alone, Depraved Tuna, and System 1: Drive to Survive.
Bahamian seafood is by far my favorite! I like freshly-caught tuna and lobster.
Favorite band/music style:
My favorite music style is nation – I don’t have one specific favorite band, however I like Zac Brown Band, Johnny Money, and Tyler Childers.